Positive Trend In ARMM Investment Continues

COTABATO CITY, October 4. The ARMM Regional Board of Investments (RBOI) in its 3rd Quarter Report stated that it was able to register a P24 million investment on the expansion of Matling Industrial and Commercial Corporation located at Malabang, Lanao del Sur. Matling Corporation is the largest cassava starch producer in Mindanao and one of the oldest corporations in the region since it began its operations in Malabang in 1928 during the American period prior to even the declaration of Philippine independence in 1946.

This has been a banner year for the RBOI because it has exceeded its target to register P400 million worth of private sector investments by 381% with the registration of the P1.5 billion telecommunications investment of EA Trilink Corporation in the 2nd Quarter this year.

RBOI chairman, lawyer Ishak Mastura, said that this positive trend in the investment profile of the region is an indication of the continuing...

Regional Board Of Investments, ARMM Adopts A School

As per instruction of the Acting Regional Governor HON. ANSARUDDIN A. ADIONG, in support to the Department of Education activities in connection with their program “BRIGADA ESKWELA 2011”, on June 13, 2011, the Regional Board of Investments led by its Chairman, ATTY ISHAK V. MASTURA donated school supplies for students and teaching materials for the teachers. The lucky recipient was the Datu Usngan S. Mastura National High School located at Pinaring, Sultan Kudarat , Maguindanao. The Vice Governor of the Province of Maguindanao, Datu Ismael “Dustin” Mastura, graced the occasion. Other attendees to the activity were staff of the Board of Investments-ARMM, Barangay Chairman of Pinaring, and some Councilors of Sultan Kudarat Municipality.

Done with a short program, a welcome remarks was given by the Principal of the school, Mr. Gani M. Untong followed by a Message from the RBOI chairman delivered by...


A press launching and mini-round table discussion with regard to ARMM investments was conducted on May 13, 2011 at the Asian Institute of Management in Makati City where heads of business chambers, ARMM cabinet secretaries of member agencies under the ARMM Regional Economic Development Committee as well as local and foreign chambers based in the Philippines were invited. The highlight of the program was the awarding of the Certificate of Registration of E.A. Trilink Corporation by ARMM Acting Regional Governor Ansaruddin A. Adiong assisted by Chairman Ishak V. Mastura of the RBOI which was accepted by EA Trilink Corporation chairman, Mr. Nasser Sampaco, Dr. Alfredo C. Panizales and Engr. Camilo de Jesus.

The EA Trilink project is the single biggest project registered with ARMM Regional Board Investments and it showcases the viability of large-scale investment project in the ARMM. The firm is a 100% Filipino-owned corporation and obtained...


COTABATO CITY, May 16, 2011, The Regional Board of Investments (RBOI) of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) announced that investments registered with their office in the first quarter has surged by 1,650% as a result of the recently approved investment of the EA Trilink Corporation in April of its P1.5 billion telecommunications project in the region. The project seeks to set up and franchise 2,000 internet-ready mobile tele-kiosks where each tele-kiosk will have 3 employees each so it has a potential to generate at least 6,000 jobs. Last year the RBOI managed to register only P91 million investments in a bio-mass power plant in Maguindanao and in a construction project in Tawi-Tawi.

ARMM-BOI chairman, lawyer Ishak Mastura, said that “This is a remarkable turnaround of the investment climate in the region considering that last year investor confidence in the region was negatively affected by the Maguindanao massacre of...

U.S. Ambassador Kenney Lauds “Creativity And Innovation” Of Women.

U.S. Ambassador Kenney lauds "Creativity and Innovation" of Women, Urges Greater Leadership Opportunities During Visit to Cotabato City


Ambassador Kristie A. Kenney traveled to Cotabato City on July 9-10, where she gave the keynote address at the Women’s Forum on Poverty Reduction, a gathering of Mindanao’s female leaders to address issues of poverty, environmental degradation, and conflict.


Pictured above is Ambassador Kenney (center) with the Forum’s organizing committee, including Bai Sandra S. Basar, Council for Women Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and Bai Sandra A. Sema, UNESCO Commissioner and First Lady of Cotabato City.

The Women’s Forum on Poverty Reduction...